Nearly one year to the day after Queens’ first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Far Rockaway, Queens, Borough President Donovan Richards on Wednesday, March 3, delivered his first State of the Borough address virtually. He detailed his administration’s accomplishments within the first 100 days, and presented an outline for Queens’ path out of the COVID-19 pandemic offering a bold vision for a borough freed of systemic inequities.
“Our message today to all, hear it loud and hear it proud: Queens will lead the way out of this pandemic. Queens will lead efforts to address health disparities, economic disparities and racial and gender disparities,” Richards said. “We will create a more just society, a more just borough, and together we will improve the quality of life for all who call Queens home.”